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Still spending time with Back 4 Blood? Done with everything in the base game as well as that of Children of the Worm and Tunnels of Terror? Well, it’s time to get sailing along the River of Blood. 

Back 4 Blood is Turtle Rock Studios’ first person cooperative-focused zombie shooter; a game that has you attempting to save humanity from the infectious Devil Worm, to reclaim the world from the Ridden. 

Having first arrived back in October 2021, Back 4 Blood has continued to entice players in, mostly through the brilliance of the base game, but via that of a couple of expansions too. Today another new addition joins the ranks as River of Blood ushers forth some paid and free DLC. 

Available as part of the Back 4 Blood Annual Pass, the Deluxe Edition of the game, that of the Back 4 Blood: Ultimate Edition (you’ve got that one, yeah?!), or as a standalone purchase that will work with the base game, River of Blood adds in a new story, a five map mission, a new Cleaner, a host of character and weapon skins plus more. 

The brand-new story campaign features an enthralling five map mission that has players traveling upriver, stopping at different points along the way to collect supplies and take on new enemy threats. To better assist the Cleaners with this mission, the expansion introduces Tala, a former cultist outcast now turned Cleaner who is accompanied by a Ridden companion named Jeff, a friendly Tallboy that can be summoned to assist the team. Jeff causes ultimate mayhem when called upon via whistle by Tala or other Cleaners on her team.

From there, River of Blood also includes eight exclusive character skins and twelve exclusive weapon skins, along with new weapons, accessories, and cards.

But there’s more and should you prefer the free love, you’ll find Trial of the Worm running as an accompanied free update. Available for all Back 4 Blood owners, Trial of the Worm is a cooperative PvE mode where players determine their path down a four-map chain while earning Supply Points along the way. Players can add Corruption Modifiers or choose the more vigorous paths to increase difficulty and boost the amount of Supply Points rewarded.

Those looking for a challenge or a more customized difficulty can work towards completing Trial of the Worm with a high score to earn a top spot on the online leaderboard.

Should you have a copy of Back 4 Blood, you should at least be grabbing Trial of the Worm for free. From there, we’d seriously advise you to consider a purchase of River of Blood too. 

And if you don’t have Back 4 Blood in your library? Go and pick it up from the Xbox Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, or on PlayStation or PC. 

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